Agriculture and Engineering group Carr’s Group on 16 August announced that it had acquired 100% of ESI Holding Company - the holding company of engineering company NuVision Engineering, a specialist in nuclear technologies. Pittsburgh-based NuVision, founded in 1971, which has operations in Charlotte, North Carolina, is a leading technology and applications engineering company focusing on commercial nuclear and power plant facilities, government waste remediation facilities and waste clean-up. Its customers include the US Department of Energy, major nuclear energy suppliers, public utilities, and international governments. Carr’s engineering division designs and manufactures bespoke equipment for use in the nuclear, petrochemical, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, process and renewable energy industries, including robotic and remote handling equipment.
Commenting on the acquisition, Tim Davies, CEO of Carr’s Group said the acquisition “presents a significant opportunity for us to expand our existing remote handling operations provided by our sister company Wälischmiller into the US market.”. Van Walker, President and CEO of NuVision said the acquisition “will enable the two companies to work seamlessly in providing value adding engineering services to the US and wider global nuclear markets”.
NuVision will also act as a key supplier under a major nuclear contract signed on 20 July 2017 and being delivered by Carr’s UK manufacturing business in the next financial year.